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The Varsity

Hot Dog Joint, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
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  • Kendra S.
    Kendra StrangeNovember 9, 2017
    Chili dog was worth the hype! Saw it on Foodnetwork, was a must try. Burger... not so much.
    Upvoted Nov 9, 2017
  • Dolores L.
    Dolores LoudermilkJuly 20, 2017
    Small F.O., chili dog, the only onion rings in the world I eat because they were the first ones I ever had and the best!
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    Total awesomeness
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    What a tradition!
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    Love the chili burger!
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    What an awesome place!
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    Always eat there when I travel through Atlanta
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    Can't go wrong with the chili slaw dog.
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwayJuly 5, 2017
    An American classic
  • Carol L.
    Carol LynnJune 15, 2017
    Hot dog fries and frosted orange :)
  • Lee F.
    Lee FulmerJune 13, 2017
    It was an experience you just can't miss out on. Good fries!
  • Ana W.
    Ana WitaszczykMay 19, 2017
    Get a Frosted Orange and onions rings. Skip the hotdog
  • Abigail F.
    Abigail FoxJanuary 16, 2017
    Here's a tip: go somewhere else!!! I wish I would've!
  • Abigail F.
    Abigail FoxJanuary 16, 2017
    Mediocre food (to put it nicely), and the WORST service I've ever experienced. It's sad that THIS of all places is known as the iconic place to go in Atlanta.
  • geraldine p.
    geraldine pettitDecember 28, 2016
    Cold food is not to my liking
  • Autumn B.
    Autumn BrookDecember 22, 2016
    Must tries - Slaw & chili dogs, onion rings, and a frozen orange drink!
  • Robin S.
    Robin SchwartzNovember 4, 2016
    Pimento cheeseburger, chili cheese dog, onion rings, fries, peach pie & orange shake. YES!
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BroadnaxSeptember 23, 2016
    Everything
  • danny d.
    danny daileySeptember 22, 2016
    C-L-E-M-S-O-N T-I-G-E-R-S fight Tigers, fight Tigers, fight, Fight, FIGHT!!
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie TillerSeptember 16, 2016
    Excellent onion rings. #2 is a pretty tasty combo.
  • Jbfarmer10
    Jbfarmer10September 10, 2016
    The hot dogs were awesome! Their Onions rings are awesome!!!!
  • Zach P.
    Zach PorterSeptember 3, 2016
    Chili Cheese Dogs and the frosted orange shake
  • Zach P.
    Zach PorterSeptember 3, 2016
    Great spot for after the Dragon Con parade this year. The chili-cheese dog is my favorite. Don't think I have ever bothered to try a hamburger here
  • Chester T.
    Chester ThrashAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The first time I visit this place is in 1982. what a great place to go if you want hotdogs and hamburgers!!!!!!
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 19, 2016
    It may be a bit of a tourist trap — OK, a lot of a tourist trap — but The Varsity still serves the most famous hot dog in Atlanta. Get the chili cheese dog. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 27, 2016
    Atlanta’s famed drive-in is like a time capsule. Come here for a chili-cheese dog, a frosted orange shake and a side of steaming hot fries--all for under ten bucks. Read more
  • Melonee G.
    Melonee GriggsJune 27, 2016
    Chili cheese slaw dog! It's worth every calorie. The slaw was not too dry, not too wet. Stop thru on your road trip.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DoyleJune 27, 2016
    The burgers are sliders - order big
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJune 7, 2016
    Hot dogs and onion rings Read more
  • David T.
    David TorresMay 4, 2016
    Great Fast Foods
  • Debra W.
    Debra WelchApril 27, 2016
    Chilli Slaw Dog was delicious
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrinsonApril 24, 2016
    Chili cheese dog is the taste of growing up in the South. Cherry coke and peach tea do not get refills, so be aware of how thirsty you are when you order. Allow for extra time to order. Always crowded
  • Vedda M.
    Vedda MiduraMarch 15, 2016
    Chili dogs are amazing!
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanFebruary 4, 2016
    Had the chili dog, onion rings, nuggets and a bacon double burger with a frozen FO. FO is like a orangesicle slush and yummy. Everything else including the chili dog was average. Cool place though 3/5
  • Mario D.
    Mario DiazJanuary 25, 2016
    It's not bad but it could be better.
  • BigNell
    BigNellJanuary 24, 2016
    It's not about the food, its about the experience. The food is NASTY AS HELL. But the Orange Slush is good!
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MontezJanuary 20, 2016
    Sweet potato pie!!
  • Jerrell T.
    Jerrell ThompsonJanuary 1, 2016
    The slaw dog with a side of onion rings
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen P.December 29, 2015
    Chili dogs, onion rings, hand cut French fries & a Varsity frosted orange( tastes like a creamsickle )!
  • John B.
    John BenoitDecember 8, 2015
    Everything is good at the varsity!!!
  • Erick R.
    Erick RodriguezNovember 8, 2015
    The bacon cheese burger is delicious!! Good vibe!
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KutsNovember 4, 2015
    The amazing thing is the following. This Restaurants food quality is horrible. It's more of a nostalgic place if anything. So somebody must know a lot of people that support the name.
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PowellNovember 1, 2015
    The hot dogs were okay. Nothing special about them and the chili wasn't very god. The onion rings were good though.
  • Talynn H.
    Talynn HardyOctober 30, 2015
    Burgers, fires
  • Karen D.
    Karen DyerOctober 30, 2015
    Man, this is a must. An Atlanta icon. Great hot dogs n burgers and it's fun!!! Karen Dyer Team Real Estate
  • Chris W.
    Chris WestonOctober 29, 2015
    Definitely not good for you but it's much better if you split 1 combo between 2 people. It was enough food for me and my wife and we didn't feel too bad afterwards. LOL
  • Rhonda T.
    Rhonda TrimmerOctober 28, 2015
    Chili cheese burger!
  • Shakeisha M.
    Shakeisha MizelleOctober 13, 2015
    The chilli cheese fries and hot dogs are awesome
  • H
    HOctober 11, 2015
    The chili slaw dog was amazing and unlike anything but the pies. Woah the pies live up to the hype. Especially peach pies.
    Upvoted Nov 24, 2017
  • Adriana R.
    Adriana RodriguezSeptember 9, 2015
    Hot dawgs are Great
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